A couple new posters have been released for Stranger Things. The poster above awesomely pays tribute to the classic 1985 adventure film The Goonies. It came along with the caption, "Join the Adventure". Don't mind if I do! The second poster below features Will facing down a terrifying villainous threat.
Wow! It's been awhile since I've heard of anyone hacking into a TV broadcast system! But, it happened on Thursday morning when a lot of people in the Orange County area of California were treated to some emergency alert messages warning of an alien invasion and that the apocalypse was coming.
One video of the broadcast's was uploaded to YouTube and it features a terrified voice saying:
“The space program made contact with... They are not what they claim to be. They have infiltrated a lot of, uh, a lot of aspects of military establishment, particularly Area 51. The disasters that are coming—the military—I’m sorry the government knows about them...”
Another unauthorized faked emergency broadcast features a different voice warning that "extremely violent times will come." One person who heard it told the Orange Country Register:
"It almost sounded like Hitler talking. It sounded like a radio broadcast coming through the television."
Another woman said:
“I was definitely startled, ’cause the volume increased exponentially. I wasn’t alarmed in the sense of thinking something was wrong, ’cause I assumed it was some sort of hack. My channel changed back to Bravo after a couple minutes.”
Cox and Spectrum are currently investigating who sent out the alert, which was obviously a prank, and it's a great prank it was! Someone just trying to replicate the same kind of fear that Orson Wells' 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast had on people. I wish I would have experienced it when it popped up!
I don't know, I think this whole thing is kinda cool. What do you think? Here's another recording.
It's going to be awhile before we get to see Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. Her solo film doesn't even come out until 2019, but the actress is planning to eventually take her involvement with Marvel even further. During a recent interview with The Huffington Post, she was asked if she would ever direct a Marvel film and she said:
"Oh yeah, that’s my plan. Why not? My new life philosophy is I’m not going to tell myself no. I’m just going to do stuff until someone else tells me no."
Larson made her directorial debut with a film called Unicorn Store, which is about a woman named Kit who receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams. The movie is described as a "replica of your teenage mood board: It has glitter, splashes of pink, annoying parents, vibrant ribbons and, of course, a shiny white mythological beast."
I have no idea if Larson is a good director or not, but the fact that she is getting out there and getting behind the camera is great! If she keeps it up and ends up making great films, who's to say she won't end up directing a Marvel film one day.
Would you think about the possibility of the Captain Marvel star directing a movie set in the MCU one day?
Netflix produced a film adaptation of Stephen King's novella 1922 and today they've released the first trailer. The movie stars Thomas Jane (The Punisher, The Mist) and it looks like a freakin' great and creepy movie! I don't know why, but I was surprised by this trailer and how good the movie looks. I'm super excited about seeing this! If you're not familiar with the story, here's the synopsis:
1922 is based on Stephen King's 131-page story telling of a man's confession of his wife's murder. The tale is told from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story's unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.
The movie was written and directed by Zak Hilditch and it also stars Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian d’Arcy James and Neal McDonough. There's no release date yet, but I can't wait to watch it!
There's a new Tumblr page that was recently pointed out to me called Pennywise Confessions. The site is a place for people to share their sexual fantasies regarding Pennywise the Clown from Stephen King's IT. I've gotta say... this is so damn weird and disturbingly creepy.
This might just be the most horrifying thing to come out of the movie! Never in a million years would I have thought there would be people who would have sexual fantasies about an evil clown killer. Just when I think the world couldn't get any more deranged... this happens.
These are just a few of the things that have been posted on the site. If you're offended by vulgar language, you might not want to read these. These are some of the tame ones compared to what's on the Tumblr page!
I don't know, these people just seem crazy to me!!!! To each their own... I guess...
I really hope that this upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel film Leatherface ends up being a good movie. I'm such a big fan of the franchise and it'd be great to see a decent new chapter that fans will enjoy.
Today we've got a new poster to share with you featuring a young Leatherface dragging his iconic chainsaw along a long direct road toward his house of horrors. I've also included an intense new clip featuring Stephen Dorff as a vengeful sheriff who has the young boy who will become Leatherface in the back of his police car, and he's not giving him back to his mom.
"In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriffs’ daughter dead. Ten years later, he kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with 3 other inmates. Pursued by authorities including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, the young Sawyer teen goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster known now as Leatherface."
Leatherface was directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. It will be released in select theaters and on VOD starting October 20th.
These livetelevised musicals that NBC started have become the new craze. Now Fox is jumping in on the action and doing a live musical version of the classic 1983 film A Christmas Story, which is my favorite Christmas movie ever.
It was recently announced that Matthew Broderick is set to star in the live televised event as the adult version of Ralphie, who is the narrator of the story. I've gotta say... that's pretty perfect casting in my opinion. He's such a Ralpie-like kinda guy!
The narration in the original film was done by Jean Shepherd, who created A Christmas Story in 1966 with a short story that he wrote. The story revolves around a nine-year-old boy, who is hoping and wishing for the perfect Christmas gift... "a Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time."
This musical rendition of A Christmas Story had a short Broadway run back in 2013 and the music comes from composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who recently worked on La La Land. They also wrote some new songs for the TV telecast.
A Christmas Story Live! is set to air December 17th and it will be a three-hour telecast.
Neil Gaiman took Twitter to reveal that he will be voicing a character in The Simpsons that has never spoken before in the upcoming Halloween special "Treehouse of Horror XXVIII". It was also revealed that the segment will be a Coraline parody, which the author wrote, which is pretty rad.
After he asked fans to guess which character he’d be voicing it was revealed that he would be playing the Simpsons family cat Snowball II. Gaiman then posted an image from the segment featuring Lisa and Snowball II crawling through the dark path that leads to the eerie world of the button-eyed Other Mother and Other Father.
I am on the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror this year. I do not play myself this time. Instead I voice a character who has not spoken before.
I always enjoy watching the Treehouse of Horror Halloween specials and it's looking like this one is shaping up to be a good one. It will also include The Exorcist director William Friedkin. Here are the details on the segment he'll be involved with:
Friedkin will play Dr. Kenneth Humphries in a chapter titled “MMM… Homer,” which finds Homer cannibalizing himself after he runs out of food while Marge and the kids are away from home. We can’t say for sure how Dr. Humphries will factor into Homer’s predicament, but we hope he’ll offer some much-needed medical advice — perhaps something along the lines of, “Stop eating yourself!”
"Treehouse of Horror XXVIII" will air Sunday, October 22nd. Are you excited about Gaiman's involvement?
The first trailer has been released for Sony Picture's animated film Peter Rabbit, and I'm sure it would make Peter Rabbit author, Beatrix Potter, roll over in her grave if she saw what they've done. Regardless, it looks like the movie will be fun for the kids and probably never make them want to read the book because the book will probably be too boring for them compared to this.
The movie stars James Corden as Peter, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley in the roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail. Domhnall Gleeson also stars in the film as Mr. McGregor, who you get to see scream like a little girl in the trailer. Here's the synopsis:
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor (Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne).
Peter Rabbit comes out on February 9th, 2018 and I won't be rushing out to see it.
John Cusack stars in a new action thriller called Blood Money and today we have the first trailer for you to watch. Cusack plays a sniper in the film who gets bent out of shape when three friends camping in the woods find a shit ton of money that he stole. As greed starts to infect everyone, things start to fall apart and Cusack will do what he needs to to get his money back. Here's the official synopsis:
Three friends (Ellar Coltrane, Willa Fitzgerald, Jacob Artist) on a wilderness excursion must outrun a white collar criminal hell-bent on retrieving his cash, but soon their greed turns them against each other.
This actually doesn't look like a bad movie. It's been awhile since I've seen Cusack make something decent, so I wasn't sure what to expect. While it may not be anything awesomely exciting, it still looks like it could be entertaining.
Blood Money was directed by Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die, The Woman, Red, The Woods, and May). It will be released in select theaters and on VOD starting October 13th.